There's an old saying that says "Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me" and in my life nothing could be further from the truth. I'm what you'd call thin-skinned and I suffer from low self-esteem so words hurt me a lot more than you would think and now that I'm in my 30s I finally decided this is something that must change. Recently, I discovered a little trick that has helped me and for the most part when something is done or said that upsets me I'm able to move on things to the invention of my inner room.
I know it sounds silly, but I've been hurt so many times in my life that I've actually created a place in my head where I can go and no one else is allowed. It's a form of meditation that allows me to escape my worries, fears and anything else that may be bothering me. It only works however when I keep my main PTSD triggers out of my life. So far this method is working wonderfully and it has allowed me to take my life back and focus on myself for a change. I'm happy in fact I've been told I look different in the only change I've made is now I have a smile on my face more often.
It's rather simple to make an inner room all you have to do is go somewhere quiet away from all life's distractions. Now imagine your ideal room, don't picture a room that actually exists creative a room strictly from your imagination in fact once you created this room you're going to decorate it however you want but remember you're the only one allowed inside so only decorated with things for yourself. Later whenever you start feeling overwhelmed or if you're like me and feel a PTSD flash coming on go to your room and just relax. Take your shoes off and lay on your couch or whatever and just remember nobody but you can get here.
I don't know why I'm even sharing this it's just did help me so I thought maybe someone else would appreciate it. I apologize for my babbling and hopefully you'll come back again despite of this crazy post.